Purposes of the genre:
This website gives much detail about the purpose of the fantasy genre and can give readers a grasp of the concepts within the genre.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2007/apr/23/bridgingthegapswhyweneed

Lists of top fantasy books for young adults
Students and teachers may consult this list to match books to the reader’s interests. They also may use this list for examples of books to read during the genre study.
http://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk/fantasy-sub-genres/young-adult-fantasy.php

Fantasy books and descriptions (another “favorite list”)
This is another good website that gives more descriptions of the books and information in each book.
http://www.flashlightworthybooks.com/Best-Fantasy-Series-for-Teens/561

Additional Resources:



My sample of writing in the genre - Under Construction